Pattern: Quilted Tote Bag by Val Wilson
Size: Large Tote Bag
Methods of Construction: Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used: Plume by Timeless Treasures
Completed April 2013
This bag was made while taking the latest guild class by Val Wilson. I learned so many new tricks with this bag.
I chose to use this peacock fabric before I realized that the pockets that the bag intended to have would cover up the beautiful peacock. What to do? I agonized about it until the class got to that step. I had started to just omit one pocket so that the peacock could shine through. I then realized with some of my extra fabric, I could make a hidden pocket! By matching up the lines of the peacock, I made a pocket that still showed off the motif.
I also added a zipper to the top since I like to have a little more security in my bags than just one button that the original pattern called for.
The fabric was bought again while out with friends. I have made a matching laptop sleeve and a matching tablet sleeve with the lining fabric for when I travel to the mainland next month.
The beaded zipper pulls are also my creations.
Val Wilson’s pattern is a great one! I can’t wait to make another!